User talk:Isaac Rabinovitch

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Material up to May 30 2017 on User talk:Isaac Rabinovitch/Archive 02.

VPN block.[edit]

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Isaac Rabinovitch (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribscreation logchange block settingsunblockfilter log)


Request reason:

My VPN has been identified as an "open proxy". This prevents me from editing Wikipedia without turning off my VPN. Please remove this block. My current IP address is 104.156.228.182. Attempts to edit are blocked with the message Editing from 104.156.228.0/24 has been blocked (disabled) by Kuru for the following reason(s): The IP address that you are currently using has been blocked because it is believed to be a web host provider. Isaac Rabinovitch (talk) 23:34, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Decline reason:

VPNs are considered a form of anonymizing proxy. While the specific description in the block log may be misleading, the block itself is valid. Unless you can demonstrate an exceptional need for editing through a VPN, you will need to turn it off to edit Wikipedia. Huon (talk) 23:52, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon @ PNCA Library (April 29, 2017)[edit]

You are invited to the upcoming Art+Feminism edit-athon, which will be held at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) Library at 511 NW Broadway on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 11am to 4pm. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Hope to see you there! -MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:32, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride at PNCA: Tuesday, June 27[edit]

You are invited to the upcoming Wiki Loves Pride edit-athon, which will be held at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (511 NW Broadway) on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 5–8pm. For more information, visit the meetup page or Facebook event page.

Hope to see you there! -MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:38, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

LQ[edit]

Hello! I see you've reverted one of my edits that changed punctuation. I would like to explain myself: the Manual of Style has a section on logical quotation stating that it should be used regardless of the variety of English. If I've misunderstood the intention, I won't object to another reversion. Me, Myself & I (☮) (talk) 02:36, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Upcoming Wikipedia edit-a-thon dedicated to artists of color - Thursday, Oct. 26 at PNCA[edit]

On Thursday, October 26, a Wikipedia edit-a-thon dedicated to artists of color will be held from 4–8pm at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (511 NW Broadway). Learn more at Facebook. Hope to see you there! -MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:27, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, Isaac Rabinovitch. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2017 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Jewish Women Artists (March 8, Oregon Jewish Museum)[edit]

On March 8 (International Women's Day), the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and artist Shoshana Gugenheim will be hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create and improve Wikipedia articles about Jewish women artists. Click here for more information. You can also express interest or suggest articles to create or improve here. This event is free and open to the public, and will serve as both a public art action and a public educational program. Participation is welcome in person and remotely (for those outside of Portland). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:25, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (March 10, Pacific Northwest College of Art)[edit]

On Saturday, March 10 (11am to 4pm), the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) will be hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create and improve Wikipedia articles about art, feminism, and women. You can read details on the Facebook event page, or this Wikipedia meetup page. Tutorials for new editors, reference materials, childcare, and refreshments will be provided. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, you're welcome to stop by to show your support! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:50, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (April 13, University of Oregon)[edit]

On Friday, April 13 (3pm to 6pm), the University of Oregon will be hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create and improve Wikipedia articles about art and feminism. You can learn more at the Dashboard page, or our Wikipedia meetup page. Tutorials for new editors, reference materials, and snacks will be provided. Please bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support and have snacks! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:01, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, Isaac Rabinovitch. Voting in the 2018 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 3 December. All users who registered an account before Sunday, 28 October 2018, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Thursday, 1 November 2018 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2018 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia Editathon: The Visibility Project - Saturday, January 19[edit]

Make+Think+Code and the Pacific Northwest College of Art are hosting a Wikipedia editathon at the Shipley Collins Mediatheque (511 NW Broadway) on Saturday, January 19 from 10am to 2:30pm. The purpose of the event is to make Wikipedia a more vibrant, representative, inclusive and diverse resource. Please visit Wikipedia:Meetup/MakeThinkCode/TheVisibilityProject for more information. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:46, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Oregon State University Black History Month Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Friday, February 8[edit]

To commemorate Black History Month, Oregon State University, Wikimedia Nigeria, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, and AfroCROWD are hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon at the Oregon State University Valley Library on Friday, February 8 from 2–5pm. The purpose of the event is to reduce Wikipedia's diversity gap by creating and improving articles about African American culture and history, as well as notable people of African descent and the African diaspora in general. Please visit here for more information. Remote participation is welcome! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:37, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

PNCA Art+Feminism Wikipedia Editathon, Saturday, March 9[edit]

The Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon in the Shipley Collins Mediatheque (511 NW Broadway) on Saturday, March 9 from 10am – 2:30pm. This is a free community event designed to teach people to add and edit information about cis and transgender women and nonbinary folks to Wikipedia. We'll have training sessions, artist talks, snacks, free childcare, and plenty of exciting energy and collaboration! You're welcome to drop in any time during the event. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops and charging cables, though if you are not able, computer stations will be available. Please visit this link for more information. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:02, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

International Women's Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Oregon Jewish Museum, Thursday, March 7[edit]

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, in partnership with social practice artist Shoshana Gugenheim and as part of the Art+Feminism Project, will host the 2nd Annual International Women's Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to edit and/or create Wikipedia articles for Jewish women artists. The event will be held at the museum on Thursday, March 7 from 4 to 8 pm. Pre-registration is preferred but not required. Members of the public are invited to come to the museum to learn about the editing process, its history, its impact, and how to do it. We aim to collaboratively edit/enter 18 Jewish women artists into the canon. Support will be provided by an experienced local Wikipedian who will be on site to teach and guide the process. This edit-a-thon will serve as both a public art action and a public educational program. Participants will have an opportunity to select an artist/s ahead of time or on site.

Please visit this link and the meetup page for more information. Thanks! MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:25, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Arbitration[edit]

Your arbitration filing is a bit careless and unproductive, in several aspects. I can explain why in a few minutes, but for now, I suggest removing it before anyone else comments (after which it can't be withdrawn), and removing the arbitration notice on Koncorde's talk page. If, after that, my explanation doesn't satisfy you, you could always reinstate it. --Floquenbeam (talk) 01:11, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

@Floquenbeam: If I'm handling this dispute incorrectly, it's because it's really hard to decipher how I should handle this. I thought arbitration was the logical next step, I was wrong, the arbitration request has already been rejected as premature, no big deal. But it bothers me a lot that I have to jump through hoops to avoid an edit war with over such a minor edit. It's something that really discourages people from contributing to WP.
If you want to be helpful, suggest a simple way I can resolve this without giving in to Koncorde's bullying. Isaac Rabinovitch (talk) 02:36, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
I do have some advice for you, but it doesn't involve how to deal with Koncorde's bullying, because... they really didn't bully you. Honest. You made a change that you thought, in good faith, was an improvement. They disagreed in good faith, reverted it, and politely explained why both in their edit summary and on the article talk page. While I do understand being unfamiliar with the role of arbitration in the process, I don't understand why you wouldn't at least try to discuss this with them first? Nothing in that interaction should have led you to believe they were bullying you. They were just following WP:BRD. They even started the "D".
My advice is to assume Koncorde is being candid and fair with you, and just discuss it calmly on the talk page. If that doesn't result in agreement, look at WP:DR for more options, including a relatively easy request for a third opinion, and/or finding an appropriate WikiProject to get more eyes on it. --Floquenbeam (talk) 14:41, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
@Floquenbeam:You don't think it's bullying? That's simple nonsense. He reverted my change without any real explanation. Perhaps I should have been a little more polite about asking for one, but the long tirade (350 words!) convinces me that he's not to be disagreed with. His attitude represents the reason Wikipedia has become a no-go zone for outsiders. As do your bromides and both-sideism. What you're actually accomplishing here is to convince me that contributing to Wikipedia is not worth the emotional energy it demands. Isaac Rabinovitch (talk) 17:55, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes, perhaps it is for the best if you stop contributing if you cannot edit collaboratively. --Floquenbeam (talk) 17:58, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
@Floquenbeam:Dude, when somebody is trying to explain to you why your behavior is problematic, gaslighting them just proves their point. Isaac Rabinovitch (talk) 21:57, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
You got reverted on one article, politely, and with a careful explanation you requested, and we're already at "bullying" and "gaslighting". Great. I assume "harassment" is up next. The problem is, those words actually mean something - real people actually suffer from real bullying and real gaslighting - and when you use them as rhetorical gimmicks to object to being reverted (on one article, politely, with justification), you cheapen the meaning of the words and mock their experiences. Do not ping me any more; your rhetorical games-playing and hollow accusations depress me. If the goal was to make me sorry I tried to help, mission accomplished. --Floquenbeam (talk) 22:15, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
@Floquenbeam:Oh FFS, the nastier you get, the more you're proving my point. Go away until you have something to say that isn't a personal attack. Otherwise, I will request a block. Isaac Rabinovitch (talk) 22:55, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
Stop pinging me. --Floquenbeam (talk) 22:57, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Arbitration Notice[edit]

In response to your request for arbitration of this issue, the Arbitration Committee has agreed that arbitration is not required at this stage. Arbitration on Wikipedia is a lengthy, complicated process that involves the unilateral adjudication of a dispute by an elected committee. Although the Committee's decisions can be useful to certain disputes, in many cases the actual process of arbitration is unenjoyable and time-consuming. Moreover, for most disputes the community maintains an effective set of mechanisms for reaching a compromise or resolving a grievance.

Disputes among editors regarding the content of an article should use structured discussion on the talk page between the disputing editors. However, requests for comment, third opinions and other venues are available if discussion alone does not yield a consensus. The dispute resolution noticeboard also exists as a method of resolving content disputes that aren't easily resolved with talk page discussion.

In all cases, you should review Wikipedia:Dispute resolution to learn more about resolving disputes on Wikipedia. The English Wikipedia community has many venues for resolving disputes and grievances, and it is important to explore them instead of requesting arbitration in the first instance. For more information on the process of arbitration, please see the Arbitration Policy and the Guide to Arbitration. I hope this advice is useful, and please do not hesitate to contact a member of the community if you have more questions. Bradv🍁 01:20, 19 March 2019 (UTC)